Apolo Ohno won his seventh Olympic medal in the Menâ€™s 1000m Short Track.Â Apolo spent the first few laps right in the middle of the pack with 2 skaters in front of him and his 2 Korean rivals behind him.Â Ohno managed to slide into the second place position for a moment before some slipping and sliding sent him back into last place.Â Apolo managed to go from last place to third place on the very last lap winning the bronze medal.Â Korean, Lee Jung-Su won the gold. Fellow Korean, Lee Ho-Suk walked away with the silver medal.
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Apolo Ohno has been the subject of some controversy with the Koreans stemming from the Menâ€™s 1500m Short Track finals race.Â In that race, three Korean racers held the top three positions when an unsuccessful attempt to pass a teammate, sent two of the Koreans off the track and into the wall.Â This crash is what made Ohnoâ€™s third place finish possible.Â Korean skater Lee Jung-Su had said that Ohno â€œdidnâ€™t deserve to stand on the podiumâ€ after the crash in the 1500m race.
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Apolo Ohnoâ€™s seventh medal win breaks the tie between him and Olympian Bonnie Blair who holds six medals from her performances in Winter Olympics.
"I'm very happy for Apolo's accomplishment," Blair said in a statement from Pacific Coliseum, where she watched the race. "It's a great feat for him, US Speedskating, and the United States of America."
We're happy for you too Apolo!